2. Jordan Davis
Our 2022 first-round defensive lineman out of Georgia, Jordan Davis looked well on his way to becoming an impact player on this defense before landing on I.R. with an ankle injury.
His season was a disappointment overall, but there was such a wildly clear pre- and post-injury difference that it’s not hard to get excited about his prospects with a full offseason to get healthy.
His solid performance over the first two games earned him a spot in the starting lineup in Week 3, which he held onto all the way through Week 8 when he suffered the injury. It took him some time to get back up to speed after he returned, not playing more than 26% of the available defensive snaps in any game for the rest of the regular season. Philly wanted to get him out there when it mattered though, and his snap shared jumped to 35%+ for two of the three playoff games.
The 335-pounder probably won’t be an every-down player until he develops a better pass-rush repertoire, but we also don’t need him to be that just yet.
Having had a full offseason to heal up and develop his game, I’m ready to see Davis wreak absolute havoc on opponents’ rushing attacks this season.
As a run-stuffing tackle don’t look for his breakout to come in the way of big stats (and he won’t get the credit he deserves around the league because of that), but true Eagles fans will know it was a breakout season anyway.